Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Farrah Fawcett (1947 - 2009): Rest In Peace

Private services today at 4:00 PM, Pacific Daylight Time, at the Cathedral at Our Lady of the Angels.

Her long-time lover Ryan O'Neal made the arrangements. Her son Redmond will be released from prison and will attend, in handcuffs.

According to Find A Grave, her mother Pauline and her sister Diane preceded her in death. Diane also died of cancer.

Find A Grave has an excellent biographical sketch of Farrah Fawcett's life and accomplishments. Not mentioned is Ms. Fawcett's final work of film, Farrah's Story:

Most of all, it takes inner strength to fight cancer, which “Farrah’s Story” emphasizes. At the end of the movie, Fawcett aims a camera at the audience. “How are you? What are you fighting for?” she asks.

Without speaking the words, the suggestion seems to be that all anyone can ask is to fight as hard as she has.
Read the entire article and watch some excerpts from Farrah's Story HERE.

Part One of the documentary can be viewed HERE.

Ms. Fawcett thought of Farrah's Story as her mission and her message. Watch and listen to the above portion of her final work of film as a tribute to her. She deserves that ten minutes of your time as a final tribute to her.

I also recommend watching the full version of Farrah's Story, which has been recently re-run on NBC-TV and MSNBC. In fact, I wasn't going to post about the passing of Farrah Fawcett until I watched the film:

Note to viewers: The film itself tends to run more smoothly than the commercials.

In case the above embed doesn't work, HERE is the Hulu the Hulu link for the full-length version of the film.

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posted by Always On Watch @ 6/30/2009 07:00:00 PM